Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

Residuals, Man Maths and a 540C

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TB993tt

1,881 posts

204 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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JayK12 said:
I'd go PS4S, my McLaren friends, and any friend with a performance car rate the PS4S and have all switched to them. I had them on my daily and they are very good.
Great pics ..... Change all 4 for Michelin PS4S the difference is quite staggering particularly in the wet, these tyres are a generation ahead of everything else just like your Mclaren drink

BlackR8

357 posts

40 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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great thread and nice to see some real-life ownership experiences posted. I saw a 540c parked up on the weekend and was amazing by the sheer presence of it and this being what McLaren consider to be the 'entry-level' car!

The corrosion doesn't look pretty but atleast the dealer is taking full ownership and a no-stress to you approach to sorting it. I recall the Gen 1 Audi R8's also suffering from corrosion issues on the front bonnet and wings which were also aluminium panels. However the experience from Audi was totally hit and miss as to whether they would sort it under the paint/corrosion warranty cover.


355spiderguy

1,471 posts

134 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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Hi Justin.

Did you contact any of the sales team rather than just deal with the service department for the warranty and getting a BMW?

I would of felt confident that if you contacted Lee and told him your car was going in but you were thinking about upgrading he would of given you something tasty...i have a few friends down here with McLarens and that is what happened with them...heck one if them got a 720 for 4 days and he doesn't even have a McLaren.

It's not like your fibbing as you have posted already you were thinking of another one.

Even though you now have the BMW it might not be too late... wink

RSbandit

1,369 posts

95 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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In my experience if you don't ask you don't get had my Aston serviced in April at Hatfield and got a 570s Spyder as courtesy car for the weekend, of course they recognized that I'm a potential Mclaren customer but I made of point of asking if the could sort me with one.

Porsche guy

3,070 posts

190 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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justin220 said:
Onto Glasgow and dropped the car off, thankfully we did a quick inspection when I arrived as Scott noticed a couple of other areas of corrosion that I hadn't spotted .

Looks like this for any other owners worried -

20190526_120758 by justinking1986, on Flickr
Bad oxidation what year's the car?

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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TB993tt said:
JayK12 said:
I'd go PS4S, my McLaren friends, and any friend with a performance car rate the PS4S and have all switched to them. I had them on my daily and they are very good.
Great pics ..... Change all 4 for Michelin PS4S the difference is quite staggering particularly in the wet, these tyres are a generation ahead of everything else just like your Mclaren drink
Thanks, I think I've read enough on them this afternoon to convince me to change to the Ps4s, I'll report back on how they go once I've changed smile

BlackR8 said:
great thread and nice to see some real-life ownership experiences posted. I saw a 540c parked up on the weekend and was amazing by the sheer presence of it and this being what McLaren consider to be the 'entry-level' car!

The corrosion doesn't look pretty but atleast the dealer is taking full ownership and a no-stress to you approach to sorting it. I recall the Gen 1 Audi R8's also suffering from corrosion issues on the front bonnet and wings which were also aluminium panels. However the experience from Audi was totally hit and miss as to whether they would sort it under the paint/corrosion warranty cover.
Being honest when I bought the car I was expecting to have a few issues. I don't mind it as long as the dealership are good in looking after you, which Glasgow have been. I'd quite happily buy again from them no issues.

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Thursday 25th July 2019
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It's a 2017 car ^

I was hoping I'd have avoided the corrosion but not to be...

RSbandit said:
In my experience if you don't ask you don't get had my Aston serviced in April at Hatfield and got a 570s Spyder as courtesy car for the weekend, of course they recognized that I'm a potential Mclaren customer but I made of point of asking if the could sort me with one.
355spiderguy said:
Hi Justin.

Did you contact any of the sales team rather than just deal with the service department for the warranty and getting a BMW?

I would of felt confident that if you contacted Lee and told him your car was going in but you were thinking about upgrading he would of given you something tasty...i have a few friends down here with McLarens and that is what happened with them...heck one if them got a 720 for 4 days and he doesn't even have a McLaren.

It's not like your fibbing as you have posted already you were thinking of another one.

Even though you now have the BMW it might not be too late... wink
Yeah in fairness I could have asked, I dealt direct with Scott in servicing. Never needed to ask with Aston before though. Maybe next time.

JohnG123

586 posts

93 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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Hi Justin
Any updates on when you might be betting your car back ?.

Enjoyed reading your updates and the outstanding pictures.


Porsche guy

3,070 posts

190 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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justin220 said:
It's a 2017 car ^

I was hoping I'd have avoided the corrosion but not to be...
Thanks for the reply, that's a pity on such a nice car (don't want to stir things up again) but Mac sure do need to get their act together re problems like this on a 2-year-old car!

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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^Fair point, although not much the can do about historic problems other than sort them satisfactorily

JohnG123 said:
Hi Justin
Any updates on when you might be betting your car back ?.

Enjoyed reading your updates and the outstanding pictures.
I'm hoping Friday which would be two weeks total including the service. I probably could have got it a bit quicker but we've got our first baby due next week so not in a massive rush smile

bertie

8,281 posts

247 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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I had the 600LT Spider out yesterday, forgot what a fantastic car it is.
Such pace but also an event and enjoyable a low speeds too which I think is becoming just as important.


anonymous-user

17 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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bertie said:
I had the 600LT Spider out yesterday, forgot what a fantastic car it is.
Such pace but also an event and enjoyable a low speeds too which I think is becoming just as important.

The visual drama of that machine is incredible! I'm feeling very needy.

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Friday 2nd August 2019
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justin220 said:
I'm hoping Friday which would be two weeks total including the service. I probably could have got it a bit quicker but we've got our first baby due next week so not in a massive rush smile
Unfortunately the car is delayed due to PPF still to be applied. Hopefully see it home next week at some point and I'll update the thread

JohnG123

586 posts

93 months

Friday 2nd August 2019
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justin220 said:
justin220 said:
I'm hoping Friday which would be two weeks total including the service. I probably could have got it a bit quicker but we've got our first baby due next week so not in a massive rush smile
Unfortunately the car is delayed due to PPF still to be applied. Hopefully see it home next week at some point and I'll update the thread
👍👍👍👍

JohnG123

586 posts

93 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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Hi
Hope you have the car back now and all is well.

I look forward to your pictures and updates on how things are going.

I really do need to get myself into a Mclaren sooner rather than later..........................

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Hi
Hope you have the car back now and all is well.

I look forward to your pictures and updates on how things are going.

I really do need to get myself into a Mclaren sooner rather than later..........................
I have indeed got it back, ill get it out for a run and post an update soon smile

Great time to jump into the market though, plenty of choice at great prices

JohnG123

586 posts

93 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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justin220 said:
I have indeed got it back, ill get it out for a run and post an update soon smile

Great time to jump into the market though, plenty of choice at great prices
Yes slight problem is I like the 540C ,570S and the GT oh and the 570 S spider.....

Am43

160 posts

46 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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A very nice car and interesting read.


I had been looking for an r8 v10 plus but just out of curiosity I went to view a 540C at Glasgow this week but it was sold before I got there, drove a 570s instead and looked around a few. I specifically asked about the corrosion issue and was told 10 years, no quibble panel replacement/re paint as required.
The whole Dealership experience was very good I thought. So I’m now on the lookout for a nice 540/570 smile.




justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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JohnG123 said:
Yes slight problem is I like the 540C ,570S and the GT oh and the 570 S spider.....
You can't really go wrong. Just comes down to budget, then which model you prefer. Then picking spec smile

Am43 said:
A very nice car and interesting read.


I had been looking for an r8 v10 plus but just out of curiosity I went to view a 540C at Glasgow this week but it was sold before I got there, drove a 570s instead and looked around a few. I specifically asked about the corrosion issue and was told 10 years, no quibble panel replacement/re paint as required.
The whole Dealership experience was very good I thought. So I’m now on the lookout for a nice 540/570 smile.
Glasgow are great. Slightly disappointing to read what you've said as I asked to trade in against a 570 or 720 but told they couldn't do anything. Lots of stock at the time. I'll post more when I get a chance to update this thread d properly

I'd highly recommend one though

Brilliant cars

justin220

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4,553 posts

167 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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Eta - corrosion. Don't worry about it. My panels have all been sorted, no questions asked.